Rural America faces many challenges when it comes to long-term care and other healthcare delivery. Healthcare reform talks now underway could significantly impact problems—either worsening or lessening them. The Alliance for Health Reform will host a briefing next Friday (Oct. 30) in Washington on how some pending reform proposals might substantially impact rural providers.

Analysts will focus on a variety of topics, including coverage decisions, subsidies, health information technology and training. Panelists will include Keith Mueller, director of the University of Nebraska’s Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis and Neal Neuberger, executive director of the HIMSS Foundation’s Institute for e-Health Policy.